Arkansas State vs. Miami-FL - 9/9/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami-FL Hurricanes (1-0) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Centennial Bank Stadium)
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves +16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Centennial Bank Stadium on Saturday, September 9, the Miami Hurricanes and the Arkansas State Red Wolves will be meeting up in Week 2 college football action.
The Hurricanes enter this game at 1-0 after a 41-13 victory over Bethune-Cookman in Week 1. The big standout here was QB Malik Rosier, who threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Mark Walton rushed for 148 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the running game, while Travis Homer helped out on 11 carries for 108 yards.
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Miami is coming off a 2016 in which they finished 9-4, going 5-3 in the ACC. The record secured a bid in the Russell Athletic Bowl, where the Hurricanes beat West Virginia 31-14.
Over on the Arkansas State side, they’re sitting at 0-1 after a tense 43-36 loss to Nebraska in the opener. Justice Hansen finished with a 46-of-68 line, tossing for 415 yards, three TDs and two picks in that one for the Red Wolves, with his favorite targets being Keenan Edwards and Chris Murray, who combined for 17 catches, 190 yards and two touchdowns.
Arkansas State finished 8-5 in 2016, going 7-1 in Sun Belt play. That was good enough for a Sun Belt Co-Championship and a berth in the Cure Bowl, where the Red Wolves posted a 31-13 win over UCF.
The Hurricanes are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games in September. Miami is also 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games on fieldturf.
Meanwhile, the Red Wolves are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall. Arkansas State is also 1-6 ATS in the last seven non-conference games and 0-5 ATS in their last five games in September.
Arkansas State was pretty darn impressive on offense in Week 1, despite the loss. If they can work out a few of the kinks on the other side the Red Wolves may very well do some damage this season. As for Miami, we didn’t learn too many new things about them—they’re going to be pretty strong like we thought. All things considered however, what with Arkansas State’s potential offensive firepower, I like the Red Wolves to snag a cover here.